PLANTS

AND GARDENS

Members’ articles about the plants they grow and places they’ve visited.

Seasonal Delights

Seasonal Delights

A report by Elizabeth Cairns on our meeting in November 2018 when Ben Potterton spoke at our meeting prior to the AGM.

Ferns Workshop

Ferns Workshop

Paul Ingleton reports on the Fern Workshop held in November 2018 with Jude Lawton. 

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators

A report by Mike Belton on our meeting in September 2018 when Marina Christopher spoke on ‘Choice Plants for Pollinators Throughout the Season’.

The Salutation Gardens

The Salutation Gardens

Virginia Oakes writes about an afternoon members spent at The Salutation Gardens in August 2018.

A tiny treasure

A tiny treasure

And so we come to Number 1. The plant that has been chosen by more members than any other to be in their Top 5 ‘Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’ is . . .

Sweet daphne

Sweet daphne

As I walk towards the Winter Garden I detect a slight scent on the air, which makes me catch my breath.

a giant of a grass

a giant of a grass

After flowering the panicles fade slightly in colour but remain looking great right into the winter when the stems can be cut down.

What about a Rozanne river?

What about a Rozanne river?

The bowl-shaped flowers are blue to violet-blue, depending on age and exposure to sunlight, with a white centre.

Growing together

Growing together

It is for these coloured flowers that we grow the plant so might this give us a reason to like the new name?

A fair maid of february

A fair maid of february

One of the best; a classic all-rounder; the finest snowdrop; unquestionable constitution; admired by everyone, are some of the qualities of this snowdrop.

Beautiful Betula

Beautiful Betula

I imagine they have the same effect in the garden, catching the winter sunshine

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